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Update 12/8

Finally printed front foot and leg. Also printed 2 servo brackets to give more strength in the foot in case this gets heavier than hot glue can hold. If anyone wants the .stl files let me know and I will post them.

Once I get the developer kit and confirm which wheels I will use, I will begin the installation of the drive. I am using the continuous rotation servos. I think they will do the job.

I may build another continuous rotation servo for the dome drive from a new servo and some parts I have. I think I have a 330 degree 5k pot around somewhere and will use it for feedback.

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Ron R

#12

12/15
Leg update:

I assembled the servos in the legs. Legs are not the same construction so consider it if you do the build. I haven't decided on what to put under the front leg once I mount it. I may use a large ball caster I have instead of a regular caster.

The next step will be the front leg mounting and caster. I will lock the side legs once I get everything lined up.

I will be slowing down due to the holidays, but I will continue to update.

Ron R



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#13

@Andy - decided to take the plunge and mod mine as well. Do you have the stls so I could print the parts ?

Cheers

#14

Hi @nanomole40

Here they are:

servo_tray_1.stl

CenterfootBorlee.stl

CenterlegBorlee.stl

I used Cura.

Cut the un-needed portion off the servo tray to fit. I haven't bothered to use a screw to make it stronger. I think it will be fine as is.

The leg needs to be cut to length to fit correctly.

Ron R

#15

@AndyRoid - thanks very much. will print and cut to size

#16

12/16

@nanomole Have fun..

Here is the lastest update:

Installation of switch, EZBv4, charging plug, battery tray and battery.

I used the switch location blocked off with a plate for the power switch and modified the lower charging port to become the real thing.


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#17

It's coming along nicely Ron. Love the charging port idea.

#18

12/17

I found a dome gear. Here is the file. :

Domepinion.stl

It will need to be modified to mount on the servo shaft, but the tooth profile seems ok.

Next is the mounting tray for the servo and the potentiometer mount and drive.

Ron R

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Am so glad I came across this thread. I've been eyeing up the ezb for my build but was apprehensive cause I know nothing about programming etc. My initial thought was to take apart my interactive r2 and put those into my new R2. Am building a 2:3 scale version that I would really like to make autonomous like my interactive one which is the same size pretty much of the one you're modding. Was tempting to buy one of those as well lol.
Nevertheless I hope by watching this thread to learn somethings to help
Me out with mine. Thanks and keep up the postings and great work!

Pic below is what I've got this far. Also have the legs and feet somewhat done but awaiting for me to pick out wheels, motors, etc.

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#20

Hi @jkcweber,

Happy your building one too. You should really consider an EZ Robot Developer Kit for your build. It comes with the continuous servos, controller, battery pack ( can be changed out to a larger one later) and extra servos for doors and hatches.
I know this sounds like a sales pitch, LOL , but this will really open the door for your robot. I think they are still on sale, and considering you need to buy motors battery stuff etc. it would be a good time to look at it now.

There is a lot of pre-configured pull down menus which you can use for movement, voice control, etc. Programming is easy and you can learn as you go. There are a lot of people here thank will help if you get in a jam. More complex programming can be done after you learn the basics.

By the way, Check out Steve G 's Project if you want to see a great droid !You can get some real good ideas there..

Have fun with your new project, and I will continue to post my progress.

Ron R